At the beginning of October, we were labeled PME+ and Alsace Excellence. These labels reward our daily commitment both on the Alsatian territory and in our ethical and responsible approach. A new pledge of quality and trust that we are proud to have obtained!
PME+ : the label that values committed companies
The PME+ label brings together a community of entrepreneurs committed to a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) approach to progress towards people, employment and the environment. This continuous improvement process is controlled annually by ECOCERT Environnement. Since its creation, the label has been carried by the FEEF (French Federation of Enterprises and Entrepreneurs) of which we are a member.
On September 9 and 10, the audit took place at the roasting site. Various criteria were evaluated concerning social dialogue and well-being at work, employment and solidarity in the region, preservation of the environment, and know-how and product quality.
One month later, we were awarded the PME+ label. This is a source of pride for all our employees who have contributed fully to this labeling and makes us one of the 147 labeled companies in France.
The PME+ label reflects the founding values that the brand has been able to transmit over the generations. Quality is paramount and every step necessary to make coffee is meticulously taken care of. Right from the production stage, we have built relationships of trust with our producers by developing an ethical approach based on respect for our partners and protection of the environment. Thus, for 20 years we have been developing certified organic and fair trade products (according to Max Havelaar criteria). Today, nearly 1/3 of our roasted coffees have this double label.
We have also set up solid partnerships in favor of waste reduction. The packaging scraps from the packaging lines are recovered by the Libre Objet association, which revalorizes them by making shopping bags. Les Jardins de la Montagne Verte, meanwhile, recovers coffee skins from the roasting process and composts them to obtain natural fertilizers.
Alsace Excellence: the label for companies that make our region shine
We were also the 70th company to be awarded the “Alsace Excellence” label, which rewards the most innovative and dynamic players in the region. This label aims to strengthen the attractiveness, influence and competitiveness in Alsace.
As an Alsatian roaster established in Strasbourg since 1926, it seemed to us essential to obtain this recognition. Already a member of the Club des Saveurs d’Alsace and member of Alsace Qualité, this label rewards our anchoring and commitment in the region.
A few words from Nicolas Schulé, President of Café Sati
“The PME+ and Alsace Excellence certifications reward our efforts and commitment to CSR.
The values of Café Sati have always led us to innovate in environmental and social matters. Meeting the requirements of the labels will allow us to take a further step forward by formalizing our procedures and setting ourselves objectives.
The approach is highly motivating both internally with our employees and externally with our suppliers and customers, and more than ever we are demonstrating that to want is to be able.”